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Blue berry bushes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 22:45

An allotment soil will not be suitable for blueberries.  You need to plant them in pots of ericaceous soil.....plunge them in the soil or have them free standing.  You need to keep them well watered and mulched with acid bark chips or similar.  At least 2 different varieties are needed too.  Ideally water with rain water

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:32

When damp and you lean on those leaves, believe me they smell baaaad.  

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:53

Hiya chicky......think it's leaves smell baaaaaaaad 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:44

Corsicus is now argutifolius ......

Nut, to stop it "falling over" I cut fhe flowered stems right to the ground.  It then becomes dense  and compact ESP if growing in poor dry soil

The hellebore above  looks like foetidus to me......the stinking hellebore....not a favourite for me 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 16:08

I always refer to mine as Corsicus.   Mine does not seem to seed but I remove the spent flower heads pretty smartly.  It grows in a dry poor spot and thrives there.  For me, not the quality of the Lenten roses but it's foliage is nice pale green and is a reliable performer.  

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 13:11

All looking good Bob.   Exciting time of year ....something new every day now 

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 13:07

Thanks bob.  Will go for that 

ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:55

Plant them up into pots now pnk peony.  Keep in greenhouse if you can or cover with cloche or fleece.  

I would pot up in small pots.......just enough to hold roots ......and I keep dry for a week or two.  When it starts to warm up a little water sparingly.  I would pot on again when roots fill the pots.  You can then plant out in late spring or ....as I would do and keep them in their pots summer late summer. 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:07

Every spring a generous application of fish blood and bone around my rhubarb and a good mulch of compost ensures delicious crop for me.  Never forced any but Dove's picture has persuaded me to do so next year.  

Love raw rhubarb too.  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 08:56

For me, giving cash is most effective way for me to help generally. Will keep posted here for details etc how amd when to do that.  

On a Personal level...as I said cuttings or divisions of plants to those on the forum or to those known by the them.  

Its a major logistical problem there it seems.......some big lateral thinking needed because this flooding will happen again and again.

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